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Adirondack invasives

There always seem to be strange weeds popping up in my garden. Since I prefer the weeds and wildflowers (Joe-pye weed, milkweed, bunchberry and wild wintergreen) over other plants, I leave the plants alone. I transplant wildflowers from the center of our yard into flower beds or alongside our ...

The most dangerous time to drive

This column is not about Vehicle and Traffic Law or even about traffic safety, except to keep you off the roads during the deadliest times. New research has revealed that, on average, the most dangerous time to drive in America is between 6 and 7 p.m. on any Saturday during the year, and in ...

Dreaming of asparagus

Every May I look forward to fresh, crisp-tender stalks of asparagus. Mom used to tend the asparagus bed in her garden until her back gave out. Now we buy it at the farmers market. This year, however, I spent May 1 in the hospital, then in a rehab facility. Here there is no fresh food — ...

Search for chamber executive

The salary scale was just a tiny, little bit different 57 years ago in Saranac Lake and around the U.S ... read this page one story. Whoops! Before you rush down to apply for this position — that was then, this is now: “The Chamber hopes to pay a minimum salary of $5,500 for area ...

The case of the haunted cassettes

We magicians are a hugely varied lot. We come in all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities, proclivities and anything else you can think of. In fact, we seem to have only two things in common. One, of course, is we’re all skilled and shameless liars. The other is we do not, to a man or woman, ...